The second day after he arrived in Casablanca a bombing occurred in the country killing sixteen foreigners in a popular cafe. Feeling disturbed, my husband had a nightmare three nights later and was awakened with a sense of profound dread that disaster was imminent. He could not sleep trying to discern whether this was a warning from God or an effort by the enemy to plant fear and derail.
Only minutes after my husband had awakened he was prompted to pick up his cell phone finding a text message I had just sent. Back in the U.S.A I had also been feeling a deep sense of anguish in my spirit and since six hours earlier than his time zone, I was still up and prompted to send him this scripture verse: "And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Rm 5: 3-5
Unknown to me, this exact same scripture had been given him the day before by a mission team member and had strengthened him with faith. Through the remainder of the night, my husband turned to prayer and further scripture, ultimately resolving he would remain with the team and move on in mission to the next city -- which proved to be a most rewarding and fruitful decision.
I was unaware as to the perfect timing of that Word until he returned home and shared the full story with me.
It's amazing how the Spirit prompts us beyond space and time. And when we respond accordingly the divine orchestration of God unfolds.
Come, Holy Spirit, lead us!
God is good! I love posts that lift up my faith in God's detailed directing of our lives when we are unsure or under attack. He lines things up perfectly!ReplyDelete
Well said, Mary. Indeed He does!ReplyDelete